Ted Wilcox’s grandfather was defending human rights over corporation “rights” early in the 20th century. He was doing battle with the elite conception of corporate “rights” long before Ted was born. Now we know one of the sources of Ted’s activism.
His books “Great Cities in America : their problems and their government” and “Government by all the people ; or : the initiative, the referendum, and the recall as instruments of democracy” were scanned by Cornell University Library and can be ordered via Amazon.com.
Pinchot was the first chief of the U.S. Forrest Service and later Governor of Pennsylvania. His philosophy of conservation (allowing corporate logging and mining) was in direct conflict with preservationist ideas of John Muir.
Gifford Pinchot in Wikipedia “The Pinchots made a great fortune from lumbering and land speculation, and Pinchot’s father regretted the damage his family’s work had done to the land.”